StorSimple Continues to Lead in Application Optimized Cloud Storage
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--StorSimple announced today that it is the first cloud storage solution to pass Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing. StorSimple passed the most stringent Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 level. This means that Windows Servers can now connect and store data and content in the cloud, in a Microsoft certified way, for the first time.
“As a member of BizSpark One, Microsoft’s invite-only program for the highest potential emerging businesses on the Microsoft platform, we think StorSimple is going to make a big impact in the market.”
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“StorSimple exemplifies the new breed of exciting enterprise cloud companies,” said Matthew Clark, senior director, Startup Engagement for the Strategic and Emerging Business Team at Microsoft. “As a member of BizSpark One, Microsoft’s invite-only program for the highest potential emerging businesses on the Microsoft platform, we think StorSimple is going to make a big impact in the market.”
Application compatibility is a key factor in the experience customers enjoy on Windows Server 2008 R2. To ensure customers are receiving the best experience, Microsoft offers two levels of Application Certification: Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2, and Works with Windows Server 2008 R2. Designed for line-of-business and mission-critical applications, the Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 logo demonstrates that StorSimple meets Microsoft's highest technical bar for stability, security, reliability, availability, Windows fundamentals, and platform compatibility.
“Enterprises want the best-of-both worlds: the instant, elastic provisioning of the cloud that is available from anywhere with low-cost utility billing, while still being able to give users familiar applications such as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint with the same security features and at least the same performance,” said Ursheet Parikh, founder and CEO of StorSimple. “Being Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 is something enterprises are demanding so that they know when they use cloud-as-a-tier for storage, they get the same levels of integration they get in the enterprise.”
StorSimple has developed an application-optimized hybrid [cloud] storage solution for Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, Windows Files Services, Virtual Machines, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure that delivers consistent storage performance at scale, significantly simplifies data protection, and reduces cost by up to 90 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage used with these applications. StorSimple is based in Silicon Valley and is funded by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures.